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“Wonderful old European cemetery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petersfriedhof

Petersfriedhof
Salzburg, Austria
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Ranked #12 of 78 attractions in Salzburg
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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Owner description: This picturesque cemetery, much of which dates back to the 17th century, provides a secluded spot to escape the bustle of the rest of the city.
Fishers, Indiana
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“Wonderful old European cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

History buffs will love this with its Sound of Music connection. Well maintained and a quiet respite from the old town crowds.

Visited June 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“By far my favorite spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a hidden gem that many seem to pass by, despite it’s inviting beauty and tranquility. Even my children (13 and 8) thought this was cool as it has catacombs built into the natural rock structure surrounding this church. The gardens are also immensely beautiful. The best part for me was when I stepped into the church, and I witnessed either a priest or a monk quietly meditating . . . . it was so peaceful and beautiful that I was moved. This is situated in the altstadt, along with many other places to see (Dom, bakeries, carriage rides, restaurants, etc.), so you can easily spend more than one day in this area and never see the same thing twice.

Visited July 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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“So interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We wandered through here and took a ton of photos. It's such an interesting cemetery, and clearly great pride is taken by the locals/relatives of those in it. Fascinating to see the gardening done on and around each grave.

Visited May 2013
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Bochum, Germany
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“Photographer's secret!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If you go to the train track leading up to the castle you'll find an iron gate on the right hand side. It is the entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery is small, quiet and well cared for, but beyond that it is a great place to take pictures of the castle as the sun is setting. Go to the far end and you'll get a great view of the castle and the cemetery all in one!

Visited June 2013
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Bochum, Germany
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“Another great view of the castle!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a small, quiet and well looked after cemetery. When you walk up to the train that takes you to the castle it is through an iron gate on the right hand side. If you wonder all the way to the end you'll find a great location to snap some pictures of the castle.

Visited June 2013
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